Grants Development Application Administrator

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full time   Grants, Sponsored Programs, Research

Job Description


Job #: G820

Posted Date: December 17, 2019

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: Grants Development Application Administrator

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Laboratory/Department: Research Development

Research Development provides pre-application services to faculty and staff seeking outside sources of funding for their research. The department helps investigators identify appropriate avenues for research support, with primary focus on developing and coordinating multi-investigator research programs.

Position Description:

The GRDEV Application Administrator is a creative, resourceful and integrative thinker responsible for the administration and day-to-day use of the GRDEV applications, as well as the development and implementation of new reporting and business intelligence tools. This role serves as the GRDEV technical point-of-contact and assists subject matter experts ensuring data integrity, testing of system changes, and analyzing data flows for process improvement opportunities. This position will require the development of a strong understanding of Grants Administration and Research Development data.

This position implements and provides feedback into the vision and strategic objectives set by management to automate and streamline Grants Development (GRDEV) processes and proactively grow GRDEV application services while providing measurable value to department and Institute customers. Partners and collaborates with leaders and team members in GRDEV and across the Institute to analyze work process design and flow, systems gaps and problems, and manual inefficiencies. Collaborates with team members to improve processes and leverages the return on technological capabilities using best practices. Continually works to ensure that GRDEV and other Institute user needs are met in a manner that is effective and efficient. Position supports, in collaboration with Information Systems and relevant vendors, GRDEV application upgrades, patches, and testing.

Participates in cross-functional support groups with Information Systems and other departments to coordinate system and process changes due to system maintenance (e.g. new software versions, new hardware), and administrative functions (e.g. creating new departments, addressing audit requirements). Documents system use and configuration changes. Proactively interfaces with end users and pertinent stakeholders to gather feedback and assist with projects. Proactively identifies opportunities for and suggests new COTS and custom applications to meet emerging data, analytics, and reporting needs. Develops requirements and prototypes for new applications.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Computer Science, Information Systems, or equivalent years of relevant experience in a related field



  • 6+ years of progressive and professional experience in application management.
  • 4+ years of experience with new systems requirement development and implementation.
  • 3+ years of experience with analytics and business intelligence applications.


  • Knowledge of Cayuse SP and 424.
  • Experience with Crystal Reports, Cayuse Reports, Power BI and PowerApps development.
  • Knowledge of pre-award or post-award grants administration or related processes.
  • Knowledge of NIH, NSF and DOD grants processes Project Management Professional (PMP).

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant adjusting focus, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside.


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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled